Our aim in Science is to give children practical experiences of scientific processes by allowing them to experiment and find solutions to questions about the world in which they live. The Science curriculum is taught alongside the National Curriculum where pupils’ knowledge, skills and vocabulary are built upon year on year, ensuring progression towards EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
The aim for Science in the National Curriculum is to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
- are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout the pupils' time at our school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment; conducting experiments; building arguments and explaining concepts confidently and continue to ask questions.
Within this area, we aim for pupils to become confident with all the main strands of scientific enquiry:
- Observing over time.
- Pattern Seeking.
- Identifying, Classifying and Grouping.
- Planning and conducting investigations.